Sustainable mobility is a priority for local authorities around
the EU, facing the common challenge to curb pollution and reduce
transport-related energy consumption. One of the tools to achieve
these goals is planning in the long term through a 'SUMP'
(Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan), setting objectives and
identifying actions and measures to achieve them. The IEE project
'BUMP - Boosting Urban Mobility Plans' - coordinated by AREA
Science Park of Trieste (Italy) - helps local authorities structure
efficient, tailored plans for their territories.
BUMP offers an integrated package, targeted at city planners,
environmental and technical officers called to plan and
manage sustainable mobility in urban and peri-urban
contexts in towns and cities with populations ranging from 40.000
to 350.000 inhabitants.
The package entails tailored training, sharing of know-how,
national and international expertise, multi-sector professional
help and advice to produce the SUMPs, promotion of the involved
towns and cities and their territories. The work-programme is
subdivided into 2 main stages: the first envisages national
training sessions in the 9 involved countries, with lectures held
by experts with proven track-records and know-how exchange among
participants; the second offers the most committed participating
local authorities the opportunity to benefit from a dedicated
coaching programme to develop their SUMPs with the help of a panel
Participation in project activities and all training materials
are free of charge for the local authorities selected for
participation and the project will part-fund the participants'
travel, subsistence and accommodation costs. BUMP is funded
by the European Commission through the Intelligent energy Europe
Programme of the European Commission and involves 9 countries
(Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland,
Czech Republic, Hungary).
For more information: www.bump-mobility.eu.